How can you remain agile while adopting SharePoint technologies? Even though the platform provides incredible value out of the box for businesses, many still rely on custom development to complement the built-in features. The path to successful SharePoint development is filled with traps, and typical projects can stretch on for months without any value being provided to the stakeholders.
Don't this steer you towards a monolithic, linear development process. Despite these issues, you can embrace agile methodologies and gain a competitive advantage by decreasing your turnaround time in implementing new and changing requirements. With techniques such as Scrum and XP, your clients become more involved in the project, the transfer of knowledge (a particular important point in SharePoint governance) happens seamlessly and, most importantly, your client see results they want fast.
Sebastien will share with you the lessons learned from applying agile methods to a mid-scale SharePoint portal project. He will present what tools enable faster development, unit testing, continuous integration and deployment, in a SharePoint context.